Vacature F&O director

Finance & Operations Director (38 uur per week)

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Everyday we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love.

World Vision Netherlands is part of the World Vision Partnership of almost 100 countries worldwide. By working together with people of all faiths and none – children, their communities, and supporters and partners – we believe that the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children can be transformed.

We are known for the excellence of our work. We have more than 70 years’ experience, are often the first on the scene after a humanitarian disaster and benefit from long term relationships in the communities we serve. We have been investing significantly in impact and evaluation, allowing us to be leaders in the sector for measuring the difference our work makes.

At World Vision, we are on a new journey. As a member of a global partnership, we are guided by our shared strategy: Our Promise. The face of poverty is changing. We rejoice in millions of children moving out of absolute poverty and towards lives free of need and full of promise, seeing the real possibility of bringing extreme poverty to an end by 2030. But this will only happen if this progress reaches the children still struggling in the toughest places in the world.

Our strategy is a promise to vulnerable children – to relentlessly pursue our vision, for every child, life in all its fullness; our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so, until they:

  • Enjoy good health and are protected from disease Are educated for life and enabled to fulfil their potential
  • Are cared for, protected and participating
  • Experience the profound

We are looking for a Finance & Operations Director

As a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member, the director will lead the team of the Dutch support office. This key role is critical to the ongoing realization of the strategic vision and the impact for children in need around the world. To ensure this ambition, the Finance & Operations Director facilitates the efforts to generate funds from the government and private donors through well-organized Finance, Admin and IT meanwhile looking after the overall financial health and good financial governance.

Job Purpose

The F&O Director helps to develop strategies for internal growth and effectively manages the revenue of the organization. In close cooperation with the CEO, the SLT and the international stakeholders including finance leadership from the global center as well as other countries. As a member of the Dutch SLT the incoming F&O Director will undertake a key strategic role to build and shape the vision and direction of the organization. In summary, you will:

  • Enable growth income by supporting decision-making through sound financial analysis and insights.
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place to ensure with all applicable statutory and regulatory laws and standards for financial reporting
  • Provide strategic management of financial, risk and compliance related activities.
  • Manage incident reporting.
  • Manage and lead finance, admin, IT (currently 6 FTE)
  • Promote stewardship of financial resources and guard financial and ethical integrity.
  • Collaborate with other international teams to develop and improve global financial strategies, policies, processes and (IT) systems.
  • Embody our client’s mission vision and values.

Your profile

  • Have a university degree in finance and/or operations management.
  • Considerable experience in commercial, charitable or corporate financial sectors.
  • Ability to motivate, influence and engage with professionals across diverse fields in an international environment.
  • Deliver strategic objectives that ensure the organization has real impact.
  • Have a good understanding of the NGO sector and political landscape.

Key competences

  • Passion for transforming lives
  • Strategic mindset, analytical
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Quality and result driven
  • Team leader and ability to lead change
  • Driven by continuous improvement, innovation and result

Terms and Conditions

The role is full-time and will be based in The Netherlands Office in Amersfoort. You will start with a contract for 1 year with the intend to extend. The salary will be according salary scale 14 of World Vision Netherlands € 4958 to € 6731 euro gross per month. The package also includes a contribution to a pension, possibility for training and development, commuting allowance and 24 days annual leave plus 12 days ADV. Flexible working and possibility to work from home.

How to apply

Send in your applications July 7 2024 at the latest. Interested candidates are directed to email their applications to

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